It sounds like a contradiction: getting lost in music, while playing in tune with an orchestra. But when Ana describes her passion for the violin it makes perfect sense. For her, every note exists in itself and every performance is a unique moment in time. It makes the music all the more meaningful, and her relationship with the violin all the more precious. She brings the same reverence and dedication to the job of helping bring the right talent to the company. She stays focused on her own task while working with the team to ensure a seamless process and sound results. Telling a candidate they've got the job? It's music to her ears.
How do you describe your job to family and friends?
I work in talent acquisition, where I support human resources to select the top talent to work for the company.
What are some of the greatest challenges you need to take on in order to be successful in your role?
The greatest challenge in my role is working with a lot of different people, and providing each of them with the support they need to find the best people for the job.
When you’re facing those challenges, what are some of your personal strengths and abilities that come into play?
Dedication, attention and patience are important strengths that I use in my daily routine.
What are the elements of your job you love?
My favorite part of the job is when we get to the admission stage, because after the entire application process I get to look at a candidate and say, "Welcome". I can see my new colleague's eyes shining, and I feel like I've accomplished a mission.
How do those same elements show up in the passions and interests you pursue outside of work?
Playing the violin with the orchestra is something magical. I let myself go with the music and lose myself in the notes, but I also have to pay attention to the conductor and the rest of the players. It's an opportunity that won't come again, much like the application processes our candidates go through. In both cases I make the most of it.
How have you grown at UnitedHealth Group?
I started working here as a human resources intern, and after thirteen months I had a better understanding of HR and I knew I was in the right place. Talent selection is so unique, because there's contact with people and the administrative area. I've really been able to grow and add new tasks to my role as an administrative assistant.
If you weren’t working at UnitedHealth Group or doing what you do today, what would you be doing?
I think I'd throw myself into music, in order to do social work. Words can reach the heart, but music reaches people's souls.
Who's your favorite person?
My parents are my favorite people. I am who I am today because of what they taught me.
What is your favorite food?
What are you most grateful for?
I'm grateful for the life God gives me every day, and I usually seize the day like there's no tomorrow.